The Department of Radiology at Shasta Regional Medical Center makes a difference
in the lives of patients and their families by providing comprehensive
inpatient and outpatient diagnostic and interventional services at the hospital.
Imaging techniques available include 64-slice CT, magnetic resonance imaging
(MRI), ultrasound, nuclear medicine, angiography and digital filmless
X-rays, which can be reviewed by the referring physician on a desktop
computer within minutes.
Imaging technologies give doctors greater insight into the human body.
The 64-slice CT is distinguished from other diagnostic imaging tools like
a traditional X-ray and MRI by its ability to display a combination of
soft tissue (such as muscles, tissue, organs and fat), bones and blood
vessels all in a single image. Clinicians perform CT scans to diagnose
kidney, lung, liver, spine, blood diseases, cancer, tumors and cysts as
well as blood clots, hemorrhages and infections.